Archive: Dec 2011

Council extends swimming pool hours

December 21, 2011Posted in: Community
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Kids already complaining of boredom? Wingecarribee Shire Council is doing its bit to keep your kids cool these school holidays by extending the hours of operation at Council’s Moss Vale and Mittagong swimming pools. As of Monday 19 December both Moss Vale and Mittagong Swimming Pools will open from 6am until 6pm (Monday to Friday)...

Stay awake these holidays

December 19, 2011Posted in: Community, Roads and Assets
 

Fatigue is a killer on our roads, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the annual NSW road toll. Wingecarribee Shire Council, in conjunction with other Southern Region Councils, including Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla, Wollondilly, Goulburn Mulwaree and Queanbeyan have launched a road safety initiative to promote awareness of fatigue. Designed to alert motorists...

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School win Wingecarribee Schools Environment Day Art Calendar contest

December 15, 2011Posted in: Environment
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Students from St Michael’s Catholic Primary School in Mittagong have more reason than most to look forward to next year. The children were this week awarded winners of the 2011 Wingecarribee Schools Environment Day Art Calendar competition. Selected by a panel of councillors and staff from Council’s Environment and Sustainability branch, the students from Years...

Council holds ‘mock’ flood emergency

December 13, 2011Posted in: Other
 

Wingecarribee Shire’s Local Emergency Management Committee has used the recent wet weather as the backdrop for a mock disaster to gauge the Shire’s emergency preparedness. Dubbed ‘Exercise Wet Foot’, the simulation was based on a fictional intense rainfall event in the Robertson and surrounding Wingecarribee Dam areas. Council’s Director of Infrastructure Services, Michael Brearley explained...

Council wins Water Conservation Award

December 13, 2011Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council has been awarded joint winner in the recent Local Government and Shire’s Association Excellence in Environmental Awards. Council received the award for water conservation for its participation in this year’s Water Loss Program. Wingecarribee Shire Council was one of 75 regional councils to sign up for the federally funded program which saw...